FIVEAXIS

MMT Chats: The Value of Digging Deeper

Maybe it’s his passion for scuba diving, but this operations manager for X-Cell Tool and Mold loves digging deeper into relationships and mold projects. Brian Dippel chats with me about moldmaking, molding, business management, work ethic, employee-centered culture, expansion, customer relationships, deodorant sticks, acquisition and yes, scuba diving.
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Plastic Injection Molder Enhances Automation and Cell Manufacturing Capacity

X-Cell Tool & Mold emphasizes a continuous investment in automated technologies such as its five-axis machining cell and soft milling cell to reduce machine uptime, improve throughput.
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Post Processor Optimizes CNC Five-Axis Capabilities 

Mastercam’s new post processor unlocks faster and more accurate “art to part” FANUC CNC capabilities.
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Enhanced Vertical Machining Center Efficiently Machines Multiple Workpiece Surfaces

The simultaneous five-axis design from Mazak increases automation integration capabilities and more rapid machining.
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Five-Axis Horizontal Machining Center Executes Highly Rigid, Accurate Performance

Niigata Machine Techno expands its HX-5X boxway horizontal machining center series to include an ultra-large capacity HN80E-5X.
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MMT Chats: Hot Rods, Performance, Predictable Manufacturing and Building a Legacy

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with three team members of Eden Tool Company and Eden Manufacturing to learn the "details" about how this mold builder also became a manufacturer of engineered medical components.
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Predictive Manufacturing Moves Mold Builder into Advanced Medical Component Manufacturing

From a hot rod hobby, medical molds and shop performance to technology extremes, key relationships and a growth strategy, it’s obvious details matter at Eden Tool.
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Shared Engineering Expertise Overcomes Design and Delivery Challenges

Collaboration on part and mold design between a molder and mold builder were vital to overcoming design and production challenges for a unique automotive project.

Westminster Tool Invests 10% of Revenue into New Machining Equipment

Westminster Tool’s investment in its hard machining department addresses growing production demands and opens doors for internal training opportunities.

Next Generation Goes Go-Pro during COVID-19 to Advance Shop Technology

The coronavirus doesn’t stop two next-generation professionals from implementing new five-axis machining cell technology at Electroform.  

VIDEOS

On-Machine Inspection Eliminates Machine Interruption

Jingdiao’s online measurement and intelligent modification technology measures parts on the machine, eliminating interruption of the continuous production process.

How to Eliminate Chatter

Here are techniques commonly used to combat chatter and guidelines to establish a foundation for optimizing the moldmaking process.

Five-Axis Machine Modifications Reduce Cycle Times

Expanding the capabilities of a portal milling machine reduced cycle times and improved quality of large-section automotive and truck molds. 

Double Column Roughs and Finishes Press Dies in One Setup

The MCR-S double column machining center from Okuma America Corporation reduces cycle time by 25%.
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WEBINAR: How to Take Advantage of 3+2 and Simultaneous 5-Axis Machining to Increase Productivity

“First, think about what you are doing and why,” emphasized Ken Conklin, the director of the Methods Dealer Network for Methods Machine Tools, when he shared his advice on how to implement five-axis machining in mold manufacturing.
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Five-Axis Machining Centers Promote Flexible Machining Applications

GROB Systems offers its Access Series five-axis machining centers featuring U.S.-built basic models G350a and G550a for almost unlimited application and best machining quality.
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Five-Axis Grinding Center Delivers Flexible Workpiece Processing

United Grinding’s latest product, Mägerle MFP 30, maintains emulsion and oil coolant capabilities and has an integrated tool changer.

Traveling-Column Grinding Center Excels in Modern Production Environments

United Grinding’s 5-axis, space-saving Blohm PROFIMAT MC provides capabilities for modern production environments.

Five-Axis Hard Milling Improves Electrode Accuracy

Fully automated, high-speed hard milling centers saved moldmaker time, money, handwork, allowed wider-range of EDM burns to be achieved.